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Sophran M "Fran" Geist Nelson
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1915
Boyd
Chippewa County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 2002
Prairie Farm
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA

Sophran "Fran" Nelson, age 87, formerly of Marshfield, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Prairie Farm, WI. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Stoetzel will officiate. Interment will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Mrs. Nelson's grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hansen Funeral Home where the Rosary will be prayed at 4 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home again on Thursday from 9 to 10:15 a.m.

Sophran was born the daughter of the late Theodore & Anna (Ramert) Geist. She attended Boyd Public Schools. She was married to Lee Nelson in 1935. In 1943, they moved to Eleva, where they farmed until 1952 when they purchased a farm in Granton. In 1961, the couple came to Marshfield, where Fran operated a rooming house for 12 years. Fran later managed an apartment complex until 1996.

She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Parish Council of Catholic Women as well as a volunteer in the Marshfield Area Respite Center.

Sophran is lovingly survived by three sons, Bruce (Eleanor) Nelson; Ronald (Monica) Nelson; Larry (Kathleen) Nelson; one daughter, Judy (Arlie) Johnson; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Henrietta Smith of Eau Claire.

Her husband, Lee, sisters Margaret, Julia, and Edith and brothers Sylvester and Jim preceded her in death. 
 
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 Parents:
  Theodore J Geist (1879 - 1950)
  Anna R Ramert Geist (1883 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Henry Lee Nelson (1911 - 1995)
 
 Siblings:
  Edith R Geist Bourget (1910 - 2001)*
  Sophran M Geist Nelson (1915 - 2002)
  Julia A Geist Phelps (1919 - 1988)*
  Henrietta A Geist Smith (1923 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Marshfield
Wood County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: CCS2_M_6_
 
Created by: Judy
Record added: Oct 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98196243
Sophran M Fran <i>Geist</i> Nelson
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Sophran M Fran <i>Geist</i> Nelson
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